Creating Design Systems: A Birds Eye View

Design systems create consistency and harmony within brand ecosystems, and their efficiency helps designers produce better products. These are essential notions in creating great interfaces and experiences. Join us to hear from professional UI expert Kris Shrogren, who will go over Figma’s more advanced features for building design systems.

Kris will also share insights he’s learned while going through many challenges as a professional designer. Hear about how he implements design systems from scratch and communicates with other collaborators using the same design system.

Unlike other design system video tutorials, this will be a live event for intermediate and advanced-level designers. It is recommended that participants have some prior knowledge to enjoy this event.


Kris Shogren
Kris Shogren is a Senior Product Designer currently located in the Bay Area, Oakland to be exact. He has been working as a professional designer for 10+ years with a focus on Design Systems since 2016 when Figma was first released to the Design Community. Before entering the UI/UX world, Kris was a Graphic, Marketing, and Web Designer with a focus on style guides and grid systems for digital content. His design journey officially started back in 2006 when he went to Cal Poly Pomona to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. Over the years, Kris has stuck to his passion and now wants to help other designers on their journey in any way that he can.


Early Bird Ticket Pricing (Until December 2)

Members & Students: $8
Non-members: $10

Regular Ticket Pricing

Members & Students: $10
Non-members: $12


This is a virtual event using Zoom. Once you are registered, an email will be sent two hours before the event start time with instructions on how to join the online event.

Accommodations for captioning and/or sign language interpreter can be provided. Please let us know at time of registration by emailing us at: programming[at] Zoom also offers accessibility features which can be found on their website.


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When & Where
Thu, Dec 15, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST